The Center for Childhood Creativity (CCC)—the research and advisory division of the Bay Area Discovery Museum (BADM)—seeks a bright, energetic, and driven Associate to support its research-backed consulting practice and contribute to new research-based assets. CCC’s clients include both for- and non-profit organizations, including toy and media companies, education non-profits, libraries, and museums. The ideal candidate is intellectually engaged and would relish the opportunity to become versed in cutting-edge research related to children’s creativity development, early childhood STEM, and early learning experiences that prepare children for success in an evolving world. He/she is skilled with communication, both verbal and written, and would enjoy supporting strategic communications efforts. He/she is professional, detail-oriented, and skilled with time management and could use these skills to maintain exemplary relationships with clients. This is a full-time, exempt position reporting to the Deputy Director of the CCC.
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A Research Assistant/Lab Manager position is available in Dr. Elizabeth Chrastil’s lab at the University of California, Santa Barbara. We are seeking someone who will enable research as part of a team and, depending on experience level, may also conduct some independent research projects. The Spatial Neuroscience Lab uses dynamic and interdisciplinary research methods to answer questions about how the brain processes information to keep us oriented as we navigate through a complicated world. Our primary techniques are fully immersive virtual reality (VR) and neuroscience brain imaging using functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) and Electroencephalography (EEG). The position is ideal for recent graduates interested in pursuing graduate work in cognitive neuroscience, medicine, geography, psychology, or bioengineering as a way to gain experience and make scientific and scholarly contributions to neuroscience.
Hiring Lab Manager: Berkeley Early Learning Lab directed by Professor Fei Xu, Psychology, UC Berkeley
We have a 1-year position opening for Lab Manager (~30 hours a week) starting in June 2017. The position entails recruiting and scheduling participants for our studies (ages 12 months to 12 years), aiding in the testing of infants, coding data, overseeing undergraduate research assistants, monitoring and ordering lab supplies, working with local schools and children’s museums, and working in a collaborative fashion with Dr. Xu, graduate students and post-docs to maintain the ongoing smooth functioning of the lab’s activities. Applicants should be very motivated, highly organized, enjoy interacting with parents and young children, and get along well with graduate students, undergraduates and post-docs in a cooperative group situation.
- Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or a related field
- Previous research experience and previous experience working with children
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
- Excellent writing, verbal communication, and organizational skills that are essential for interacting with parents, researchers, and department administrators
The University of Oregon Learning Lab, directed by Dr. Caitlin Fausey, is looking to hire a lab manager. Many kinds of junior scientists would be an excellent fit for this opportunity.
Who: Highly organized, curious go-getter with a BA/BS in Psychology, Linguistics, Computer Science, Neuroscience, or related discipline. Experience working with infants and/or big data is essential preparation.
What: The full-time UO Learning Lab manager will be responsible for any/all of the following, depending on their strengths and lab needs: developing and maintaining lab documentation including human subjects protocols; recruiting infants and families to participate in studies; collecting data from infants during behavioral tasks in the lab; collecting data from infants during everyday experiences at home; coding audiovisual data captured from infants’ first-person perspective; programming data pre-processing scripts; analyzing data and contributing to written publications.
Language and Cognitive Development Lab 2017 Summer Internship
Prof. Mahesh Srinivasan
The Language and Cognitive Development Lab at UC Berkeley, under the direction of Prof. Mahesh Srinivasan, is now accepting applications for their summer internship. The goal of this program is to provide a comprehensive, hands-on research experience to highly motivated students interested in language and the cognitive sciences. Continue reading
The Early Childhood Cognition Lab at the University of Washington is offering summer internships to bright, energetic students who are eager to learn more about development psychology. Directed by Professor Jessica Sommerville, the lab conducts research on the development of children’s sociomoral concerns (e.g., when and how do infants and children understand distributive fairness?), and their sociomoral behavior (e.g., what motivates infants’ and children’s prosocial behavior?). To investigate these topics, we use a combination of techniques that include behavioral approaches (e.g., infants’ attention to social events, infants’ active choices of social partners, infants’ use of touch screens to evaluate events, etc.), and psychophysical approaches (e.g., EEG, ERP, pupil dilation, etc.). Continue reading
The Berkeley Early Learning Lab (BELL), under the direction of Dr. Fei Xu, is now accepting applications from highly motivated undergraduates and graduating seniors for our Summer Internship Program in 2017.
Descriptions of the Program
The goal of this internship is to provide hands on research experience to students interested in pursuing graduate work in Cognitive and Language Development or a related field. Successful applicants will be paired with a graduate student or postdoc mentor and will have the opportunity to conduct research at local children’s museums and in the lab, and collaborate on a variety of on-going and new projects. Our lab uses looking time, eye tracking, free play, intervention, and other behavioral methods to investigate inductive learning and statistical inference in social cognition, category learning, physical reasoning, causal learning, word learning, and other domains. Continue reading